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Melville, A. D.

Works: 8 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 4,303 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Epic poetry, Latin  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 871.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by A. D Melville
Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern, unacademic idiom of this translation of 'Metamorphoses' opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality
Sorrows of an exile by Ovid( )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmation. Both directly and, as befitted the Roman Callimachus, allusively, Ovid repeatedly asserts, often with a wit and irony that borders on defiance, his conviction of the injustice of his sentence and of the pre-eminence of the eternal values of poetry over the ephemeral dictates of an earthly power. These elegies are throughout informed by Ovid's awareness of a continuing pride in his poetic identity and mission. In technical skill and inventiveness, they rank
Ovid, the love poems by Ovid( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations of Ovid's love poems
Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Thebaid of Statius is an epic poem in twelve books, completed in about AD 90. It is thought by many to stand second only to the Aeneid among Latin narrative poems. It tells of the war between Eteocles and Polynices, sons of Oedipus, for the throne of Thebes. Rich in incident and dramatic in tone, it unfolds a panorama of human ambition and violence, triumph and catastrophe. The Thebaid is not only a masterpiece of poetry but also a compelling story, at times horrifying, noble, and pathetic, of humankind bound by the power of Fate."--BOOK JACKET
La chute d'Icare by Ovid( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Metamorphoses (Oxford world's classics) by A. D Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Love poems : translated by A. D. Melville with an introduction and notes by E. J. Kenney by 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D Ovid( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les métamorphoses by Ovid( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One of ancient Rome's most celebrated poets, Ovid (43 B.C.-A.D. 18) wrote during the reign of Augustus. His works reflect a sentiment of art for pleasure's sake, without the ethical or moral overtones, which perhaps accounts for his enduring popularity. For more than two thousand years, readers have delighted in Ovid's playful eloquence; his influence on other writers has ranged from Dante and Chaucer to Shakespeare and Milton, and scenes from his stories have inspired many great works by Western artists. This selection of thirty stories from the verse translation by F.A. Wright of Ovid's famous work, The Metamorphoses, does full justice to the poet's elegance and wit. All of the tales involve a form of metamorphosis, or transformation, and are peopled by mythological gods, demigods, and mortals: Venus and Adonis, Pygmalion, Apollo and Daphne, Narcissus, Perseus, and Andromeda, Orpheus and Eurydice, the Cyclops, and Circe, among others. Although most of the stories did not originate with Ovid, it is quite possible that had he not written them down, these oral traditions would have been lost forever -- and with them, a vast and valuable amount of Greco-Roman culture. This collection of the poet's best and most beloved narrative verses reflects the vitality of classical mythology. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative
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Ovid, the love poems
Sorrows of an exileOvid, the love poemsThebaid
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